Monday, Nov 13, 2017
Guest post by Kaylie Daniels
Texas Woman's University Dietetic Intern
Being an intern comes with having a busy schedule, so it can be tough at times to make sure I continue to make healthy choices throughout the day, specially come dinnertime. To keep things easy, I like to have one-dish meals that can be made with little prep time and reheated for other meals throughout the week. I spend more time prepping meal components on the weekends, so the work is already done for weeknights. Its great to have multiple sides and protein options precut or cooked so I can just put a meal together when I get home. Generally, I always try to include at least 3 to 4 food groups.
Thursday, Nov 02, 2017
I wear 2 hats in the food & nutrition industry. My volunteer hat is in media as a national spokesperson with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics where I promote the unique expertise of registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN). My paid hat is one of business owner and RDN practitioner of Lemond Nutrition. As a nutrition expert that counsels dozens of children, adults and families every month, I see a real need online - the modern way people now get information. People desperately need practical ways to pursue good health in their crazy busy, lives. People often convey to me that those beautiful food pictures they see on social media often intimidate, NOT empower them to cook more. They like to see them (and they "like" the photo), but it really isn't doing anything to get them cooking more at home. You see, so many people are just exhausted when they come home from work and just need to get a simple, nutritious meal on the table. I want to reach those people, not necessarily the foodie world that is already in the kitchen.
Monday, Oct 23, 2017
One of my most used phrases when I talk about my philosophy as a dietitian is “practical nutrition.” I am all about practical, whatever that might look like. For me, the first things that come to mind with practical nutrition include easy meals, quick snacks, cooking tips, toddler/kid feeding tips, simple grocery shopping tips, etc.
“Easy” isn’t necessarily my goal for families, as lifestyle changes usually feel anything but easy, but it doesn’t have to be rocket science. If a tip or an idea can be shared that helps just one person achieve practical nutrition in their lives then I am happy!